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Thunder at twilight : Vienna 1913/1914 / Frederic Morton.

By: Morton, Frederic.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Scribner, c1989Description: x, 385 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0684191431; 9780684191430.Subject(s): Vienna (Austria) -- History | Austria -- History -- 1867-1918 | World War, 1914-1918 -- CausesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Thunder at twilight.DDC classification: 943.6/13044 Summary: A history of Vienna in the two years before World War I.
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DB855 .M67 1989 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000523324

Map on lining papers.

Bibliography: p. 363-369.

Includes index.

A history of Vienna in the two years before World War I.

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Library Journal Review

Like the author's earlier A Nervous Splendour: Vienna 1888-1889 ( LJ 11/15/79), which focused on the suicide of the Hapsburg Crown Prince Rudolph, this social history of the same city focuses on the events and personalities surrounding the assassination of the last Crown Prince, Franz Ferdinand. A remarkable procession of influential persons waltzed through Vienna during the two winter social seasons; some were already famous in their fields (Freud), others would only later attain powerful positions (Hitler). Extensively based on personal memoirs and contemporary periodicals, the work is less scholarly than Barbara Tuchman's The Proud Tower ( LJ 12/1/65) but adds a flavor which she omitted. It belongs in larger collections.-- Marcia L. Sprules, Council on Foreign Relations Lib., New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Frederic Morton was born Fritz Mandelbaum on October 5, 1924 in Vienna, Austria. He fled with his family to Britain in 1939 and immigrated to New York City the following year. The senior Mandelbaum changed the family name in order to join an anti-Semitic labor union. Morton went to a trade school and became a baker. He later attended City College of New York and Columbia University, where he studied literature. <p> His best-known work was The Rothschilds, about the banking family, which became a Broadway show. His other nonfiction works included A Nervous Splendor: Vienna, 1888-1889, Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913-1914, and a memoir, Runaway Waltz. He wrote several novels during his lifetime including The Hound, The Schatten Affair, Snow Gods, An Unknown Woman, and The Forever Street. <p> In 2002, the city of Vienna distributed 100,000 copies of The Forever Street to residents for free. He received the Cross of Honor for Arts and Sciences in 2003. He died on April 20, 2015 at the age of 90. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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